Thursday, January 3, 2013


 We are a household of middle-aged men who are self-employed therefore we get no paid sick days, and no we did not get a flu shot. We did, however, get the flu. During that lull between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day our house kept a constant temperature of 75-degrees though you could not tell by the blankets thrown around our shoulders. The bed and the couch had someone sleeping onto at any given time and the kitchen counter became a poorly merchandised corner of the cold and flu aisle of Walgreens. Though I am going to have to back out of any ownership of the neon colored liquids and fizzing powders that was consumed very six hours. I am not a believer in self-medicating with suppressing formulas when rest, and plenty of fluids basically does the same. Yes, I did take an aspirin or two to help reduce the fever and banish the throbbing between my ears for at least half the day.

Had I not felt so spacey I might have attempted a pot of my mother’s chicken soup, or if I had a container of miso paste I would have just boiled some water, and stirred in a tablespoon for every cup. What I did have was a load of leftovers from the holiday meal that pretty much want untouched by us, and wearily consumed by our guests – I hate the idea of being the vector for an epidemic. These rich, festive scraps along with the guilt we were contagious did nothing to sooth the aches of the flu.

As I watch Hokan practically gargle with Nyquil I took the stove to put up my potion for all the ails.

It is simply copious quantities of freshly sliced ginger root brought to the boil, and then allowed to steep. Finished with fresh lemon juice and honey I was sipping this warming brew every hour I was awake. It will definitely elevated your fever slightly and make you pee as if have you have no bladder, but boy is it soothing. I augmented with drops of turmeric tincture to further help my immune system and the pain that radiated from every joint. I was sick for three miserable days and Hokan, well he is still fighting.

It was the flu not a raging bacterial infection that antibiotics could attack. Nature gave me the remedy and common sense put me to bed. 


Hadassah Patterson said...

Love this post! Great writing and great remedies!

buy kamagra without prescription said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
oakleyses said...

michael kors pas cher, polo ralph lauren, nike roshe, louboutin pas cher, polo ralph lauren outlet online, prada outlet, christian louboutin, cheap oakley sunglasses, longchamp pas cher, louis vuitton, gucci handbags, christian louboutin shoes, kate spade outlet, nike free run, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, replica watches, ugg boots, louis vuitton, ray ban sunglasses, jordan shoes, burberry pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, nike outlet, ugg boots, nike air max, oakley sunglasses wholesale, air max, tory burch outlet, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, jordan pas cher, replica watches, tiffany jewelry, longchamp outlet, tiffany and co, longchamp outlet, prada handbags, louis vuitton outlet, nike free, uggs on sale, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin uk, chanel handbags, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet

oakleyses said...

true religion outlet, oakley pas cher, coach purses, michael kors, ray ban pas cher, sac hermes, lululemon canada, nike air max uk, sac vanessa bruno, guess pas cher, nike air max uk, burberry outlet, replica handbags, polo lacoste, converse pas cher, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, nike tn, ray ban uk, michael kors outlet, nike air force, michael kors outlet, uggs outlet, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, burberry handbags, coach outlet store online, nike blazer pas cher, north face, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, hogan outlet, kate spade, vans pas cher, abercrombie and fitch uk, ralph lauren uk, michael kors outlet online, true religion jeans, mulberry uk, nike free uk, uggs outlet, hollister uk, nike roshe run uk, north face uk, timberland pas cher, michael kors, new balance

oakleyses said...

baseball bats, iphone cases, ghd hair, lululemon, louboutin, celine handbags, longchamp uk, mac cosmetics, nike huaraches, gucci, nike trainers uk, beats by dre, nike roshe run, oakley, abercrombie and fitch, converse, hollister, jimmy choo outlet, bottega veneta, hermes belt, wedding dresses, insanity workout, vans, hollister clothing, north face outlet, instyler, hollister, ray ban, valentino shoes, converse outlet, asics running shoes, babyliss, mcm handbags, herve leger, soccer jerseys, giuseppe zanotti outlet, timberland boots, reebok outlet, ferragamo shoes, p90x workout, chi flat iron, vans outlet, mont blanc pens, ralph lauren, nike air max, new balance shoes, nfl jerseys, nike air max, north face outlet, soccer shoes

oakleyses said...

ugg pas cher, canada goose outlet, hollister, replica watches, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, ugg, moncler, swarovski, canada goose jackets, supra shoes, canada goose, moncler, canada goose, links of london, canada goose, toms shoes, barbour, juicy couture outlet, ugg uk, pandora charms, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, marc jacobs, montre pas cher, canada goose uk, louis vuitton, moncler, pandora jewelry, louis vuitton, moncler, louis vuitton, lancel, coach outlet, moncler outlet, canada goose outlet, thomas sabo, canada goose outlet, karen millen uk, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, pandora jewelry, swarovski crystal, wedding dresses, pandora uk, barbour uk, moncler uk, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, doudoune moncler